There was something magical about seeing all those kites dancing in the air around the Capitol and the Smithsonian Castle. I do it every year, except during Covid, of course, when no crowds gathered. That was almost everywhere in the world. Hopefully, they will not shut the world down ever again.
When I am doing a post, I try to take a picture of something recognizable. A sign, a well-known monument or building...even a person. I sometimes do it to make it more recognizable or even credible. Plus it is fun to show off your town, or someplace you have been. There are not always these opportunities and there are times I show you something you have never seen before - and that is fun too.
Food is always a big hit! Where you went, what you had, the expense of a good meal/bad meal out. How was the service, the table settings... Half the fun is reliving the experience. Beef Wellington and lobster tails, with an array of veggies and whipped potatoes. Truly an art the way they serve. We played with the food a little bit before I took the pictures. Sorry! But food is one of the things I love to post and hardly ever remember to do it.
Rack of Lamb. This is actually the best lamb I have ever had. New Zealand Lamb. The dining rooms are all stunning. They set the tables formally (although there are plenty of informal places to eat if you prefer) and you select from a varied menu every night. That makes it nice to have different choices. If you are allergic to something, they take good care of you. Of course, it is not only Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that does this, but, most of the cruise ships. If you go on enough of them, you will pick a favorite. A definite #MarketFriday! You cannot go on one unless you pay up. It is fun to be a little creative or to be different with your market.
No matter where you find yourself on the ship, there will be music. Soft music, playing in the background, and the mood lighting making a peaceful atmosphere. These are the moments cherished, where you find yourself living the dream, your imagination blowing through the ship. Down a flight of stairs is a place called the Crypt, a nightclub that will play appropriate Goth-themed music. You want it, they have it. Karaoke is a favorite. I may or may not have done it. What happens on Royal Caribbean stays there.
So, this is one of the ships I cruised on. It is just an alternative to going on a traditional vacation. This is just a floating holiday. Sometimes it works and sometimes I would rather do something else, But, right now, at this time in my life, when I get time off, it feels good to get pampered and waited on. A little anyway... Another different #MarketFriday, but, who doesn't love to be a little bit different? But, I love being practical too. So there is no right or wrong here, just what drives you that week. I love to share and be shared with! I have always and forever liked to see different fruits and vegetables or products that are being sold. Perhaps I cannot get them here. So, yes! I would love to see yours! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be at the grocery store, the local marketplace, or even an art gallery. Wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Be different if you wish! It does not have to be a traditional market! Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here?
Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, Clothing, Plant or Animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo or an art auction. There are movie theaters and museums! Anywhere or anything that you pay money for a service. I once went to a nail salon. I made my girl famous!
What is the most unusual place you have used for your market?
I get a lot of #MarketFriday posts and I love it! The problem is, I get posts that aren't #MarketFriday that carry the tag. Don’t forget to hashtag it! #MarketFriday by @dswigle Some stick a #MarketFriday tag on it because it is their way of sending more traffic through, Wrong! I try to vote everyone 100% for the posts they write, So sticking my tag on an actifit post or feathered Friday post isn't helpful, it just makes me work harder to figure out if this post belongs to me. One last thing about tagging. If it is a #MarketFriday post, why is it tagged 6th or 7th? You are tagging the big votes before the tag you are posting for? That is no bueno!
Who doesn't love to see what they will be selling in some foreign market, shopping in places I have never been to and some, never even heard of? There is always a curiosity attached to foreign ingredients, different produce, or any product sold. So, yes! I would love to see yours! We all do!! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be at the grocery, art galleries, or even a Christmas Market, wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle.
Above This was my garden store that I frequently visit in the growing months of plants. When the flowers end, they bring out select pieces of Christmas and then decorate them until they won't hold another ornament. I drift through the store, imagining what it would look like at my house and then I quickly dash those thoughts. It is so easy to get carried away when the ornaments are so beautiful.
Please leave the link to your post here so it can easily be found by others. It helps you and me to have them in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much for joining us!! ❤
And just like that, this post is done. I hope you had a good time and learned a little something new. As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit, and just remember, #MarketFriday loves you! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a fabulous day! Cheers!!
As always, there must be flowers to color my world. #alwaysaflower
It is always interesting to see the different markets around the globe! C’mon! Show me your market shots!
Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:
Rules of the Road to Join #MarketFriday!
1.Go to any type of market, or anywhere where you pay money for a service. It can be a museum, a movie theatre, or an auction. Be creative!
2.Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost? We like to compare prices, otherwise, it is just pictures of a market!
3.Post the pictures! No out-of-focus ones, please! Tell a little bit about the pictures that you post. Having many pictures to scroll through does not make a better post without explanation.
4.Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 (this is not required, but appreciated) If you don't, then #MarketFriday should be your first tag
5.Following me and reblogging the post so more see it would be appreciated !! Not a rule, just appreciated, more vision for more views on your posts!
6 You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post.
7.#MarketFriday post should be submitted sometime on Friday UTC
8.The post MUST be in English
9.Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it
As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!
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